Re: “Helmets and Bullet Proof Vests Campaign”: Thank you!!!

Hello,

IMG_0023It is with deep appreciation that we acknowledge your gracious contributions to the Hatzala Beit Shemesh volunteer medical emergency and lifesaving organization.

Your donations to the flak jacket and helmet campaign has already been put to good use, as we now have 10 Flak Jackets and Helmets, all purchased with the aid of your timely donation. (see attached pictures).

This equipment allows our teams to help out during rocket attacks, terrorist incidents and any situation where the lives of the volunteers are put at risk from projectiles, explosives and bullets.

IMG_0032Hatzala Beit Shemesh is a non-profit organization and your donations helps us to save lives every day, providing emergency services to over 100,000 residents of the Beit Shemesh area, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, weekend and on holidays. Bet Shemesh is set to grow to 250,000 residents in the next 10 years.  Hatzala Beit Shemesh offers residents FREE medical assistance from home or the scene of an accident to the hospital if necessary.

Your donations combined with those of other caring and concerned individuals, assist our organization to purchase necessary medical equipment, and maintain our ambulances and numerous ongoing activities.

Your thoughtfulness and generosity are most appreciated. Tizku LeMitzvot – May you merit to do many more Mitzvot

With Love and appreciation

The Vaad and the Volunteers of Hatzala Beit Shemesh

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Please Note:

  • Hatzala Beit Shemesh is the ONLY Hatzala organization in Israel that provides FULL Emergency Ambulance Transport service using our fleet of three fully equipped ambulances.
  • Hatzala Beit Shemesh does not receive any government (Kupat Cholim, Bituach Leumi or others) funding, nor do we receive any donations from any other sources other than YOUR generosity, the residents of the community which we serve!
  • Hatzala Beit Shemesh does not have any paid staff members! (Excluding the Non Jewish Shabbos ambulance driver) That means that every dollar that you donate to Hatzala goes directly back to the community.
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Hatzala Beit Shemesh Clarification!

Dear Beit Shemesh Residents,

On behalf of our wonderful LOCAL Hatzala organization, Hatzala Beit Shemesh;

Hatzala Beit Shemesh is the ONLY Hatzala organization in Israel that provides FULL Emergency Ambulance Transport service using our fleet of three fully equipped ambulances.

We would like to clarify that we are NOT DOING ANY TELEMARKETING campaign at this time!!

We are aware that lately there are a number of other groups who are trying to collect by phone using our name and reputation.

Please be aware of this regrettable situation and be sure to give in your donation to Hatzala Beit Shemesh directly to us.

Hatzala Beit Shemesh does not receive any government (Kupat Cholim, Bituach Leumi or others) funding, nor do we receive any donations from any other sources other than YOUR generosity, the residents of the community which we serve!

Therefore it is extremely important that these funds are directed to the correct place!

Hatzala Beit Shemesh does not have any paid staff members! (Excluding the Shabbos Goy ambulance driver) That means that every dollar that you donate to Hatzala goes directly back to the community.

There are many ways YOU can help Hatzala Beit Shemesh:

1. By Credit Card: Call our info # at 02-991-2345. Or Via our website: www.hatzalabeitshemesh.org

2. By Mail: Send your donations to Hatzala Beit Shemesh c/o Mr. Bentzion Novak 4 Nachal Gilo, Ramat Beit Shemesh

3. Drop off at one of these locations:

Nitzky Family Nachal Nachshon 1/6

Braun Family Nachal Sorek 17/12

Novak Family Nachal Gilo 4

Abrahams Family Nachal Noam 5/1

Dzikowski Family Nachal Refaim 29/4

4. Arrange for a (local) pick-up by calling our info # at 02-991-2345

In addition to your monetary help, we are currently looking for new volunteers. If you feel that this might be you, kindly contact our info # 02-991-2345.

Thank you for your continued support!

Sincerely,

The members of the Vaad

Our Emergency Line 02-999-999-2 is available for your Medical Emergencies 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a week! (Please use this number ONLY for medical Emergencies. ALL other inquiries should be directed to the info # 02-991-2345)

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Hatzalah Bet Shemesh goes to the Front Line right outside Gaza…

Some of the volunteers of Hatzalah Bet Shemesh were privileged to go along with David Landau from “Standing Together” yesterday and before the Cease Fire, to help bring our soldiers food and “goodies”…

“Appreciation” is not the word… They were SOOOO… Happy…! Jumping and dancing…!

Snacks, drinks, cold ices… And guess what were the most popular items.?

After almost a week in the field sleeping in their tanks or tents without showers…?

Yep, you guessed it… Deodorants, socks, shampoos, tooth paste, soap.. We had brought and gave away hundreds of them…!

David.. Thank you for letting us come and help you…! Keep up the good work…!

You can check out David’s Website and what he does @ http://www.stogether.org

I hope we won’t need to go visit our soldiers in the field any time soon but it was a amazing experience… Am Israel Chai BeAchduss! What a kiddush H’.

Enjoy the photos!

 

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How I Was Affected By The Rocket Attacks & The Need For Flak Jackets & Helmets For Our Hatzala Crew

November 21st 2012: How I Was Affected By The Rocket Attacks & The Need For Flak Jackets & Helmets For Our Hatzala Crew

"Yeshiva World News Hatzalah Bet Shemesh"

 

I’m a resident of Ramat Bet Shemesh and although the war has been going for a week already, we have fortunately not yet had a missile attack. That does not mean that we have not been affected by the crises. Everyone has a family member who has been personally affected by the rockets in some way. Yesterday this was driven home to me.

My newly married daughter is an architect who lives in Beitar and she has to often travel to different parts of the country around the Jerusalem area. Yesterday she needed to go to Psagot. She has no car and has to bus or even take rides to get where she is going, particularly when she goes to the Shomron. Yesterday she was in a dilemma, and my intuitive spouse advised her only to go on the bullet proof bus, even if it would take her longer than usual.

As she was waiting at the bus stop to come home, the air raid siren went off and she ran for cover – she followed everyone to a public shelter but it was locked – they then ran to another one nearby and had to sit it out until 10 minutes after the siren. At least she called us and my wife was not listening to the radio at the time, else she would have been in a panic. Her husband learns in Beitar and he heard the explosion of the missile, it was so loud.

Once on the way back in the bullet proof bus, they were delayed yet again by stone throwing – the bus driver told them to close their window.

My other 18 year old is in seminary in Jerusalem and she and all the classes were forced to take cover more than once yesterday.

This got me thinking, Ramat Bet Shemesh is really not out of reach of the rockets and although we haven’t had an attack yet, we cannot be complacent. I am a volunteer for Hatzala Bet Shemesh. This amazing organization has to be prepared for such an eventuality.

The Hatzala Beit Shemesh management and volunteers are extremely concerned that we will not be able to serve the residents of Bet Shemesh, because we lack the necessary equipment.

All rescue services follow a protocol of safety first, which mean it’s essential to protect the rescue service people as well as possible so they do not become casualties. Any rescue person going to a rocket attack site should have a flak jacket and a helmet. This is standard issue for all medical service personal going into a terrorist attack site, bombing or a rocket attack. The reason is that there are likely to be unexploded ordnance or additional strikes and it’s essential that the rescue personnel are as protected as possible.

Hatzala volunteers are prepared to risk their lives and go out to these calls. Please help protect them. Currently Hatzala Bet Shemesh does not have enough flak jackets and helmets for its members. Please help by donating towards the Hatzala Beit Shemesh “Flak Jacket and Helmet Fund”.

Cost of a Bullet Proof Vest is: 1,825.20 NIS (16,425 NIS for all) OR $462  ($4,158 for all)

Cost of a Helmet is: 1,170.00 NIS (10,530 NIS for all) OR $296 ($2,665 for all)

Costs of one crew’s Bullet Proof Vests and Helmets is: NIS 2,995 NIS OR $758

Costs of all three crew’s  Buller Proof Vests and Helmets are: 26,955 NIS OR $6,823

Please click HERE to make a donation:

Please also help spread this campaign through all your contacts by email, facebook, twitter, etc…:

The Hatzala blog can be found HERE .

We provide American and Israeli Tax receipts. Please contact us for details on other ways of donating e.g. with cash, check or via transfer to our banking account, in the USA or Israel.

We have other donation programs for other projects we are working on to help improve our medical care, transport and response times.

For more details call:

Moishe Braun (English):  0526.823.033 Int’l +972.526.823.033 Nahal Sorek 17 RBS

Bentzi Novak (Hebrew):  0542.500.560 Int’l +972.542.500.560 Nahal Gilo 4b/11 RBS

Eytan (English, French) USA Tel. (845) 213-4338
Hillel Abrahams (English):  0545.720.391 Int’l +972.545.720.391 Nahal Noam 5/1 RBS

Bullet Proof Vests and Helmets needed by Hatzalah Bet Shemesh

The current situation in the country has everyone concerned. Hopefully the rockets will not come to Bet Shemesh, but we have to be prepared for such an eventuality.

We, at Hatzalah Bet Shemesh are concerned that we will not be able to serve you, the residents of Bet Shemesh, because we lack the necessary equipment.

All rescue services follow a protocol of safety first, which mean it’s essential to protect the rescue service people as well as possible so they do not become casualties. Any rescue person going to a rocket attack site should have a Bullet Proof Vest and a helmet. This is standard issue for all medical service personal going into a terrorist attack site, bombing or a rocket attack.

The reason is that there are likely to be unexploded ordnance or additional strikes and its essential that the rescue personnel are as protected as possible.

Hatzalah volunteers are prepared to risk their lives and go out to these calls.

Please help protect them.

Currently Hatzala Bet Shemesh does not have enough flak jackets and helmets for its members.

Please help by donating towards the Hatzalah Bet Shemesh “Bullet Proof Vest and Helmut Fund”.

“Please click the yellow DONATE Button to the right of the screen”

We have three ambulances and the each ambulance takes a crew of at least three or more in these types of events. We therefore need as a minimum 9 helmets and 9 bullet proof vests.

Cost of a Bullet Proof Vest is: 1,825.20 NIS (16,425 NIS for all) OR $462  ($4,158 for all)

Cost of a Helmet is: 1,170.00 NIS (10,530 NIS for all) OR $296 ($2,665 for all)

Costs of one crew’s Bullet Proof Vests and Helmets is: NIS 2,995 NIS OR $758

Costs of all three crew’s Buller Proof Vests and Helmets are: 26,955 NIS OR $6,823

“Please click the yellow DONATE Button to the right of the screen.”

Thank you in advance.

Hatzalah Bet Shemesh

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Hatzalah Bet Shemesh

"Logo Hatzalah Bet Shemesh"Hatzala Beit Shemesh is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives.
Founded in 2004, Hatzala Beit Shemesh is comprised of over 70 volunteers and services not only Beit and Ramat Beit Shemesh but the surrounding moshavim as well.
The large number of volunteers and their dispersion throughout the area enables Hatzala to reach the scene of an emergency within minutes.
When emergencies arise, every minute counts, which means that our fast response time saves lives!

 

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